Andrew Cashner (3-5, 4.78 ERA) and the San Diego Padres (25-36) are in Colorado to meet Jon Gray (4-2, 5.16 ERA) and the Rockies (28-32) in a game that could be high scoring. This is the first of a three-game series at Coors Field. The game gets underway at 8:40 p.m. ET on Friday, Jun. 10 and will air on FSSD and RTRM.
In his most recent outing, Gray pitched 7.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out 12 and walking one in a 10-3 victory over the Padres. Nolan Arenado (.296, 44 Rs, 18 HRs, 51 RBIs, 1 SB) continued his strong season yesterday, going 3 for 5 with one run and two RBIs. The Padres were victorious over the Rockies 4-3 the last time Cashner pitched. He went 5.2 innings, allowing three runs, striking out three and walking three. Wil Myers (.294, 38 Rs, 12 HRs, 33 RBIs, 7 SBs) has been hitting the ball well for the Padres, going 2 for 4 Wednesday with two runs, two home runs, and two RBIs.
The Rockies are a -180 home favorite in this one with a total of 12 runs.
Pick - Col
The Rockies are 17-17 against other teams in their division, while the Padres are 12-21 against their rivals.
Colorado has won 40% (12-18) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, San Diego has won 42% (11-15) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Padres are coming off of a hot pitching game where they recorded 10 strikeouts. The Rockies have a record of 6-11 when they are struck out that many times or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Rockies are 23-6. The Padres have a 19-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 20th in runs, San Diego has earned 245 this season. Colorado ranks fourth with 303 runs.
Ranking 28th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.675). Colorado ranks in the top five at third with an OPS of .789.
When the Padres allow at least one home run, they are 12-23, well-matched with the Rockies who are 13-25 when allowing at least one homer.